But Rush told the Derby Telegraph: “I think the Andre Wisdom deal was very much as a result of Liverpool’s desire for him to come to Derby and further his football education.
"Andre was the top of Steve McClaren’s list of people he wanted to bring in to strengthen the squad. So no, there is no connection with Will Hughes at all.”
On Hughes, Rush added: "There has been no further movement in terms of Will.
“From our point of view, we are just looking forward to watching him continue to play for Derby County.”
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